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Genuine Authentic

The Real Life of Ralph Lauren

by Michael Gross

On Sale: 07/24/2018

Price: $16.99

Genuine Authentic

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Genuine Authentic

The Real Life of Ralph Lauren

by Michael Gross

On Sale: 07/24/2018

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

A fascinating and comprehensive look into the life of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, now with an afterword.

“Deep-dish...sharp-clawed...honestly admiring.”—New York Times

There are at least two Ralph Laurens.

To the public he's a gentle, modest, yet secure and purposeful man. Inside the walls of Polo Ralph Lauren, though, he was long seen by some as a narcissist, an insecure ditherer, and, at times, a rampaging tyrant.

Michael Gross, author of the bestsellers Model and 740 Park, lays bare the truths of this fashion emperor's rise, and reveals not only the secrets of his meteoric success in marketing our shared fantasies, but also a widely unknown side that's behind the designer’s chic façade.

Critical Praise

“Catty...dishy...jammed with detail.” - New York Times Book Review

“Impressive...engaging.” - Cathy Horyn, The New York Times

“Highly readable—and honorable.” - New York Newsday

“Explodes the myths.” - Denver Post

“Thorough...fascinating.” - Detroit Free Press

“Controversial.” - Fashion Wire Daily

“Compelling...Juicy stuff.” - Toronto Star

“Sizzling.” - The Star

“Gross’ research is impressive.” - People

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062853516
  • ISBN 10: 0062853511
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 07/24/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.973 in (d)
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • BISAC2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
  • BISAC3 : DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories